This Week’s Show: The Story in the Song

July 7th, 2015

with Duane and LaurenWhether sung or recited — it’s all story. And this weekend Lauren Connolly-Moore and I will be exploring the connections between story and song in a four-hour show that gets underway at 8:00 on Saturday evening.

The place is Riley’s Pour House in Carnegie, the same place where our story night events have been taking place.

Weather permitting, we’ll be performing on Riley’s outdoor stage — under the same stars that we had hoped would make an appearance for our “Starry Nights, Celestial Conversations” storytelling event last week.

Either way, inside or out, we’ve got some stories to sing.

We’ll start the night with songs of departure — leaving the Port of Liverpool for America (“Fare Thee Well”), leaving Derry for Van Diemen’s Land (“Wish I was Back Home in Derry”), and even leaving Pittsburgh (“Six Days on the Road”).

In all, it should be a great way to consider our shared roots (we all left somewhere to get here), share some stories, and enjoy the company of the best people you’re likely to find this side of Dingle.

We’ll hope to see you there. In the meantime, here are a couple of tunes to get you in the mood. The first is traditional, the second original. I recorded both with the Laughrey Connolly band a few years back. The stories are about times long ago, but the sentiments are as true as ever.


Top photo of Duane Davis, Lauren Connolly-Moore, and Lawrence C. Connolly copyright © 2015 by The 21st Century Scop. All other images credited as shown.

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